Hybrid quantum bit based on topological insulators


(1)Topological qubits could assist achieve a breakthrough in the construction of a quantum computer with universal applications thanks to its superior features. So far, no one has been able to demonstrate a quantum bit, or qubit for short, of this type in a lab setting. However, experts from J�lich’s Forschungszentrum have taken steps toward making this a reality. (2)They succeeded in integrating a topological insulator into a conventional superconducting qubit for the first time. Their unique hybrid qubit made the cover of the latest issue of Nano Letters, just in time for “World Quantum Day” on April 14th. [Read More…]